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In this paper, peroxides of strontium, calcium, magnesium, and zinc are tested as pigments in antifouling coatings. Modern antifouling coatings are generally based on cuprous oxide (Cu2O) and organic biocides as active ingredients. Cu2O is prone to bioaccumulation, and should therefore be replaced by more environmentally benign compounds when technically possible. However, cuprous oxide does not...